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accident in polk county? >> and we are taking you to las vegas to see how the presidential nominees are preparing to face off. good evening, i'm josh benson. >> i'm stacie schaible. thank you for joining us. >> when you have been cheated, when you need help, she's on your side, better call behnken. >> radioactive material in drinking wells and these wells are less than one mile away from the gigantic ic even bathe in her water and she is not getting any straight answers from mosaic or state health officials. that is when she knew she better call behnken. investigative reporter shannon behnken joins us with more. >> reporter: this is scary guys. mosaic has tested 763 wells so far and ten of them show water that is not safe to drink, but they say their sink hole has nothing to do with it. >> all faucets and taps.
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worried about the water her children have been drinking. now, with pretty scary test results in her hands, she is worried to even touch the water. >> i'm not a chemistry student. but i think that is pretty bad. >> reporter: they have 52 radium levels. that is five times the standard. she is worried about the lack of information from the mosaic officials. there is no red dots. this is where we have tested, this is what we have done. no red dots. >> reporter: state received this letter yesterday from state health officials. it says they left a message last week with her 11-year-old son. and sent this letter as a follow-up. today, they have called several times to make sure she is not drinking this nasty water. >> is it acceptable to you that something that important they would just leave a message with an 11-year-old?
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gallons of radioactive water into the florida aquifer. but the company takes no responsibility for the well saying the materials did not come from their sink hole. >> their whole concept has been it has to be somebody else cease fault. it has to be something else. >> reporter: mosaic spokeswoman says they are confident this radioactivity was not caused by their sink hole because certain signature materials were not found in the samples in her is that even possible? we have been talking about this sink hole producing that much radioactivity. what else could cause at much? >> that's the big question i have. and that's what i'm working on for 6:00. i have been talking to experts. tune in at 6:00 and i will have what they have to say. that is what we want to know. is it possible? >> off the top, you said scary stuff and it is. thanks shannon. if you have a problem that needs solving you better call behnken. 1-855-behnken is the number.
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caught the driver who hit and killed a 74-year-old woman and left her to die at a polk county roadway. the suspect no one expected. 37-year-old jarvis kendrick. the family of the victim, janice joy, is relieved to finally have some answers. melissa marino joins us live from lakeland where the crash happened on duff road. and melissa, you spoke with the family this afternoon? >> reporter: that's right. good evening. just this week, they have put road where the crash happened. but now that they have these answers, they are shocked. >> you show grandma how to do it? >> reporter: this is one of the last videos loved ones have of 74-year-old janice joy. her neighbor betty mata has been her caretaker for years but also family. joy had alzheimers. the morning of the cash, she
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she crossed duff load in lakeland. and worse? >> he left janice on the side of the road to die by herself. >> reporter: after nearly two weeks of searching, polk county sheriff grady judd announced they found the suspect. 37-year-old jarvis kendrick. >> jarvis is a senior vice president for mid florida credit union. >> reporter: investigator believe the well known lakeland bank great liens to hide his involvement, even faking an accident on i-4 to cover up the damage. >> he went through an elaborate scheme to hide the damage on his vehicle. >> reporter: hearing that makes mata want justice even more. >> it is just, he's a good citizen. he has done so much for so many people. we have a 74-year-old woman who died alone on the road.
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bogus insurance claim he filed and a witness tied him to the crash. >> did the sheriff say she was drunk or something at the time of the crash? everybody was wondering why he would leave in the first place. if he hadn't left, he wouldn't have faced any charges. >> reporter: exactly. the sheriff does not think he was intoxicated and if he had called 911, he would not have even faced charges so they don't know why he left. >> very bizarre, melissa marino, live in polk county, thank you. a class action suit is filed against the state district. that suit was filed today by several families in the flint area saying nothing has been done to help students academically who have been affected by the tainted water. they say students' performances and behavior are worsening since drinking the lead in the contaminated school. and former wells fargo ceo
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about the problems sooner than he claimed. in september, the bank fired 5300 workers over the creation of as many as 2 million fake accounts between 2011 and 2015. stumpf told congress under oath he was not notified of that problem until 2013. well, rest assured america, the billion dollars congress just gave to help with the fight against zika will be well spent even if it is late. u.s. health experts they say the funds will enable them to invest in new technologies that will help them to better detect the virus and develop a potential vaccine. in florida where local transmissions have taken place, 2.7 million in funding will be received. and now, to the latest on the assault on isis fighters
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number of villages on the out securities of mosul. u.s. troops are in the attack. the fight is expected to last weeks or even months. and a typhoon unleashed torrential rain and winds up to 100 miles an hour on china's southern island province. it is being called the most powerful and destructive to land in a decade. half a million people were forced out of the path of the storm system as it bore down the island. there is less than a month to go until the election and 36 states are now asking the federal government for help with voting cyber security. 20 states have reported attempted hacks surrounding state election systems. and, one day before the final presidential debate, the race is getting harder to stomach. there are new charges the clinton campaigned tried to hide the probe of the fbi.
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that the voting will be rigged. steve handlesman is in las vegas with the late e. >> reporter: good evening stacie. this stuff could dominate this final debate. the charge, and that's all it is, that secret maneuvering and corruption could determine who wins the election. >> mr. donald j. trump! >> reporter: donald trump campaigning in colorado, a red state where he has lost his leads and implied the presidency could be election at the polling booth. >> reporter: trump running mate mike pence talked about the fire bomb in north carolina. and called for trump supporters to observe the polls november 8 to ensure fairness. >> the american people can ensure the integrity of this election and i'm account that we will do that. >> reporter: president obama appearing in washington with the italian prime minister slammed trump for suggesting
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stop whining and try to make his case to get votes. >> reporter: meanwhile, hillary clinton's problems worsened with the allegations her state department sought a deal with the fbi. a quid pro quo. if fbi declassified a clinton e- mail so her sending it did not break rules. state would allow more fbi agents into a rock. state denies any deal. >> the conversations were happening at the same time, but not linked. >> reporter: usa today reports major campaigns were lobbyists for microsoft. exxon mobile and other giants who pressed the state department to help their corporate clients. at tomorrow night's debate in las vegas, election rigging, e- mails in the fbi probe. and trump's sexual assaults are sure to be topics. this could be the last time ever that hillary clinton and donald trump share a stage. from las vegas, steve handlesman, newschannel8.
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thomas and max center that is on the university of nevada. las vegas campus. tomorrow night. our keith cate is on his way to las vegas right now, be sure to tune in tonight at 11:00 for live coverage here on newschannel8. and, facing eviction. >> a grandmother being forced tommy out because of a family emergency. ahead, find out why her landlord claims she is breaking the rules by having her grandchild live with her. >> fairly quiet day for rain around here. humidity pbl higher than you would like this time of year. but there are big changes ahead. we will talk about that coming up. >> saint pete pd uses a facial recognition software that a new study calls biased. just ahead, i will tell you what detectives here are saying about it. >> we'll have that and more coming up. you're watching newschannel8,
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>> a bradenton grandmother is being kicked out of her home after bringing in her own grandson. >> now that the child is with her in the retirement community, she was told she has to leave. john rogers is live with a heartbreaking story really. >> reporter: good evening gu heartbreaking. donna suosa is trying to come ply with the park's rules but she has nowhere to go and time is running out. >> reporter: you can't help but smile when you meet donna and her one-year-old grandson broson. her joy is evident, but she is hiding her fear. this is why. >> this is our eviction notice. >> reporter: bryson's mother
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so sousa allowed him to live here. but she live ins a retirement community and no kids are allowed. >> i don't want him in foster care. >> reporter: she was given a six month notice to sell her property, but she has not had any luck. now, the deadline loom ins 30 days and she has nowhere to go. >> i'm scared. i'm terrified. not for me but for me baby. >> reporter: she says the complex has not been this is an innocent child. it is not his fault. >> reporter: even neighbors are frustrated. >> this is wrong. this is wrong. >> reporter: 8 on your side went looking for answers. when reached by phone, the owner told us they are following the rules put in place and they have given sousa ample time, more than 6 months to sell the home. she says she understands but she wants them to be more sympathetic. >> i'm doing everything in my
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i can't go into the streets with a baby. >> reporter: the owner says they need to be fair to everybody. not just one person. and he also adds that they have been able, that many residents here have been able to sell their homes over the past few months so hopefully, she should be able to sell hers as well. so sousa and everyone here is hoping she is able to sell her unit quickly and get this issue resolved. guys? >> all right, john rogers live in bradenton. thank you. take a look close call on a police dash cam. an officer on the left is helping a motorist with a flat tire on a bridge in minnesota wisconsin's border. when she takes a look coming she jumps out of the way just as the patrol car is hit. that is the damage. it slammed right into the concrete wall behide her. here is is a look. i mean, that is close. the patrol car was totaled in the crash, but the officer is just happy she wasn't hurt and no other vehicles were caught up in that accident.
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world east most powerful radar, and your storm team 8 forecast with chief meteorologist steve jerve. >> a very dry air high above in the atmosphere. as a result, max defender 8 is showing clear skies at the moment. a few clouds around, but nothing in the way of precipitation on our live scan here. not much going on in terms of the precipitation the next couple of days will remain fairly dry. butup ahead, maybe a higher rain chance as the coal front approaches but still, the rain chances are not that high throughout much of the week, but we are looking forward to a big temperature change overall. east winds at 6 miles an hour. plenty of sun at plantation crystal river. same with the lake club on lakewood ranch. a little more humid than you would like given the time of year. 86-degree temperature feels a little warmer because the humidity is a little higher. greater shot of old glory there. northwest wind. not bad in the western part of pasco county tonight. new port richey. next five days temperatures will continue to forecast the
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and sunday. and, the big changes i was talking about for saturday and sunday, obviously this time of year wikileaks watch closely for cold fronts. we have one just up the road here. at 9:00 p.m., 77 degrees. partly cloudy skies. relative light winds. snow nice little breeze. 70 the forecast. low three degrees above what we expect. our high temperature might be a stray shower. 86 in odessa, mid 80s in apollo beach. 86 lakeland. 81 lake placid. temperatures overall feel pretty warm. dew points are high in north port. it is 70 degrees. anything 70 and above is humid. as we head into the evening as i mentioned the humidity feels a little less uncomfortable as the temperatures cool off. the easterly flow, everybody has been from east to west last
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now, we do tend to generate a few showers and max defender 8 picked up on a few this weekend moving across the state. that tells the story here. this is all dry air. high above in the atmosphere. colored in red. any showers we get would be very low topped. sometimes a stronger easterly wind will drive showers into the east coast. a few of those will move across the state. but we are not seeing much of that. in the tropics we have an area of interest and nicole is no weeks as a named storm. next five days, an 80% chance of development. this general area is where the commuter model suggests this could move over this period of time if it develops into the next named storm. the next named storm on the list would be otto. that is the computer model ideal on 99l. that is the area of investigation. that moves over the north the next several days. over the wrap model don't see
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precipitation. the easterly flow is very dominant. we are not seeing much here in the forecast area for the evening hours. as for beyond this period of time, wednesday morning a few clouds around to start the day near 70 degrees which is kind of warm for this time of year, but, we are going to change all of that this weekend. wednesday afternoon, partly cloudy skies. 10% or less chance of showers. same routine. for thursday morning, but that dry air is having an impact. there's the cold air. that is coming in later friday into saturday. and that will be a significant change you can see right here wednesday, 87 degrees for a high. temperatures will remain in the upper 80s and i mentioned that higher humidity. wednesday, thursday, into friday. that is when we make the changes and you see the rain chances fall off as well as the dry aeromove ins and it stays. this sky is the front you have been waiting for. probably dreaming about. >> a round of applause please. >> this is it. it is pretty nice now. the edge is taken off of summer obviously. >> and to set it up for a weekend like that.
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>> and here is another surprise. the next time you open a pack of m and ms you will have another flavor. >> how about that? plus, an 8 on your side consumer alert. the problem some hyundai cars are having that could put you and your family in danger. amendment 1 guarantees your right - to generate your own solar energy. and placing that right in florida's constitution - keeps the politicians from messing with it. amendment 1 also allows for common sense consumer protections - because that's the right way to do solar. amendment 1: good for the economy. good for the environment, good for florida.
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>> an air bag issue is prompting hyundai to recall more than 84 how cars in the u.s. the recall involves genesis coupes from the 2010- 2016 model years. a wiring problem can cause the front passenger air bag to malfunction. it can been disconnected. causing the air bag to inflate when a child is in the seat or
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and millions of people who connect social security will see a very small increase in a few months. retirees will see a .3% cost of living increase in their monthly benefits at the start of 2017. the average monthly social security payment is $1,238 a month. so, this raise translates to less than a four dollar increase. but, many seniors won't even get to spend the extra dough because medicare part premiums normally taken out of social security checks lin crease. college graduates are leaving school can more debt than ever before. the average undergrad faced just over $30,000 in loans last year. that is up 4% from 2014. and that means these students will pay about $300 per month for more than ten years. walgreens customers have the option to ship to the store for free. you can pick up eligible online
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stores. with free shipping and no minimum order. the new offering allows customers to shop walgreens online for a range of products typically not found in store. and pick up their order at the walgreens or dwayne reed stores. m and ms will soon have a trendy permanent new flavor. caramel. lit be covered in milk chocolate and its familiar colorful shell. it is a tasty addition to the milk chocolate and peanut butter flavors. longer. caramel m and ms will not hit the market until may. caramel, what do you say? >> car-mel. but we are both from minnesota. >> i'm southern. and i promise to put some in my candy bowl upstairs. >> but we have to wait a little bit. jenn holloway is here with more on what is coming up. >> we know what caused a popular grocery store to go i
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in the community and the impact it is having on their lives. >> a state representative is demanding the fdle investigate the public transportation commission. the head of the etc is not agreeing to talk about that. that story is coming up. elise: we couldn't believe it. that poor girl was raped by two football players and their friends. we were sure they would go to jail.
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none of those young men served a day behind bars. ober said losing a baseball scholarship was punishment enough. if mark ober can't protect our families, it's time for a new state attorney. robert kearney: i fought for my country in kosovo and iraq, and i've been a republican all my life. but i'm the father of three girls. i can't stand hearing donald trump call women pigs, dogs, and bimbos...and i sure proud and strong, in a nation where they're valued and respected. donald trump's america is not the country i fought for. so, i'm voting for hillary clinton. hillary clinton:
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>> right now on newschannel8 at 5:30. >> goodnight, i'm jenn holloway. >> i'm josh benson. there are details between the transportation commission and ride sharing like uber and lyft. they are investigating the head of the conduct of the ptc. jeff patterson joins us live in tampa to tell us what is going

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